Realistically, I always expected us to lose yesterday. With the bunch of players we're stuck with until the summer we can also write off Liverpool, Spurs and Villa away. That leaves four games, three at home, to find the ten points needed to stay up.
With Middlesbrough and the Mackems losing as well it looks like any two from the three North-East clubs to join West Brom. Next Saturday we go to Stoke while Saturday play Man Utd and Boro face Hull, both at home. Three points could see us out of the drop zone. Lose and we're as good as down.